Restoration of the Yusay-Consing Mansion

Restoration of the Yusay-Consing Mansion

Plazas are often surrounded with churches and mansions. Some of those are being preserved by their families and were passed from generation to generation but most of those were abandoned and neglected. SM Land Inc. restored one of the most ancient mansions in Iloilo, Molo Mansion, formerly known, Yusay-Consing Mansion. SM turned it into an Ilonggo heritage museum. Long ago, the site of the Molo Mansion is covered with roofs because it looks like a haunted house and creeps out the people.

Molo-Iloilo

The Mansion was originally owned by Don Estanislao Yusay and Doña Petra Lacson-Yusay. It was built around 1920’s and located across the Molo Plaza. Before, it was an elegant home of the Yusay-Consing family characterized by unique architecture and an embellished interior.

Molo

Shops

The renovated mansion opened in 2015 for the APEC Summit held in Iloilo. Today, the mansion houses the Kultura Butik Store that trades traditional Filipino handicrafts and local artistry such as fashion accessories, pieces of jewelry, native crafts, home decors, and souvenirs like mugs and t-shirts. Aside from just retailing, Kultura is an advocate of local pride. They want to showcase local artistry, ingenuity and craftsmanship and a hub of specialties from all over the Philippines.

Outdoor cafes and pasalubong carts are also available in the area offering authentic local delicacies and foods. The museum is open from 8am to 8pm daily and has a free entrance fee.

By restoring antique buildings and ancient architecture, we can preserve our own culture.

Another one of Iloilo’s restored legacy is the Casa Mariquit Ancestral House.

Featured Image Courtesy of Janine Angela N. Francisco

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